Police officers need to be held accountable for their actions

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December 10, 2017

Opinion Dec 05, 2017Cambridge Times Every so often we hear about a police officer who commits a crime or breaks a serious guideline. It happens in our region and across the province often enough that flags should be going up and serious changes made. When it’s the police policing themselves, there seems to be a […]


Where was the Phantom Mayor of this City?

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December 9, 2017

It is a known fact that Mayor Doug Craig attended the Annual Cambridge Santa Claus Parade. On Saturday December 2nd, Hespeler, also known as The Village on the River held their Annual Santa Claus Parade but there was no sign of our Mayor DOUG CRAIG. All EIGHT members of City Council were present, took time […]


NOT WELCOME AT COUNCIL

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December 6, 2017

What is this Council up to now?   A member of the public was going to attend the Special Council Meeting on the Multiplex issue on Monday evening at City Hall. This member was sitting at the landing next to the washroom on the third floor which houses Council Chambers. This is the area where […]


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Cambridge mayor pats himself on back ‘for a job not even started’

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December 6, 2017

An open letter to Mayor Doug Craig Opinion Dec 01, 2017Cambridge Times When I read your recent Letter to the Editor of the Cambridge Times (“Officials, community ‘taking tangible actions’ to address ongoing opioid crisis”, published Nov. 14), I came away with a deep sense of disbelief. I thought, after all the discussion, all the […]


Cambridge to get Legal Cannabis Retail Store

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November 28, 2017

Consultation Process Starts Today with City About Potential Locations November 28th-2017 Ontario continues to prepare for the federal government’s plan to legalize cannabis by July 2018 by working with municipalities to identify possible store locations. Today, the City of Cambridge was informed it is one of the municipalities under consideration for a retail cannabis store. […]


KUDOS & BRICKBATS TO THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE

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November 22, 2017

Firstly as I’m more used to the brickbats versus kudos, here goes. Todays Waterloo Region Record carries the following story titled ” Hespeler residents voice concerns about air quality“. It seems that city officials have taken it upon themselves to advise the public that air quality is not a hazard. Really? And which city officials […]


City staff take steps to avoid further loss of public comments

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November 13, 2017

Resident says series of incidents ‘demonstrate a blatant disregard for public input’ News06:00 AMby Richard Vivian Cambridge Times – file photo – Cambridge Times New processes are being put in place at city hall after several public submissions failed to make it to council. The missing materials express neighbourhood opposition to plans for a basement […]


I thought The Bridges was the problem, I was wrong… By Tommy Vann

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November 10, 2017

I was on Market Street the other day and a young man was going between cars with a bag. He was picking up garbage, clothing and tossing sticks off the road. About 15 minutes later another fellow was doing the same. I watched him go into The Bridges, so I walked to The Bridges and […]


Councillor troubled ranked ballot referendum may be meaningless

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November 1, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — Don’t get too excited, fans of ranked voting. Yes, on Halloween Night, Cambridge City Council unanimously approved a question to appear on the 2018 municipal ballot asking if city voters are in favour of switching from the traditional first-past-the-post ballots to ranked ballots for 2022. But those referendum results, yea or nay, will […]


Voters can have their say on ranked ballot system

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September 9, 2017

News07:00 PMby Ray Martin Cambridge Times – file photo City officials will hold an information session about ranked balloting this Wednesday (Sept. 13), in an effort to gauge public interest for a possible referendum on next year’s ballot. Throughout most of Canada, the first-past-the-post system is in place, where the candidate receiving the most votes […]


Virginia orders immediate halt of voting machines considered vulnerable to hacking

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September 8, 2017

Virginia on Friday agreed to stop using paperless touchscreen voting machines that had been flagged by cyber security experts as potentially vulnerable to hackers and lacking sufficient vote auditing capabilities. The action represented one of the most concrete steps taken by a U.S. state to bolster the cyber security of election systems since the 2016 […]


TAP WATER STILL PROBLEMATIC, by Alan Marshall

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August 15, 2017

  This posting is in response to the recent Waterloo Region Record article titled “Tap water gains converts but we still fuss with it“. Essentially even tap water advocates admit that the taste of chlorine in the water puts people off. Thank goodness for that. Chlorine is not good for you. That said without chlorine […]


Talk is cheap, action is needed now on city’s fentanyl crisis

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August 2, 2017

Opinion Aug 02, 2017 03:29 Cambridge Times What a difference a day makes for our mayor. A complete reversal from what I was told, and Dr. Hank Nykamp’s comments as well (must be an election year). A little over a year ago I took a syringe (injection needle) inside a water bottle into city hall […]


Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes

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July 31, 2017

Watch: Hackers demonstrate how to crack Into electronic voting machines in minutes AlterNet 30 Jul 2017 at 23:31 ET  http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-hackers-demonstrate-how-to-crack-into-electronic-voting-machines-in-minutes/ Voter in front of voting machine at polling station (Shutterstock) Who says America’s electronic voting machinery cannot be hacked? One of the world’s largest and best-known hacker conventions, DEF CON, debuted an interactive “Voting Machine Hacker […]


Investigative Report – Misfeasance in Policing

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July 17, 2017

Good day, You are one of 45 or so media contacts receiving this email from me directly.  I resigned from the Waterloo Regional Police in June as opposed to joining the Class Action lawsuit. Attached to this email is a 93-page report I wrote about the systemic misfeasance in police management and coordinated suppression of […]


Infighting at Cambridge council triggered by multiplex

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July 16, 2017

Opinion Jul 14, 2017by Luisa D’Amato Waterloo Region Record Is Cambridge really the crankiest city in the province? Since it got a code of conduct and an integrity commissioner last year, eight complaints have been launched, accusing city councillors of breaking the code, and asking for an investigation. That is one complaint for every 15,875 […]


Online voting still too risky, cybersecurity expert says

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July 7, 2017

WHY IS CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL USING THIS SYSTEM? ****************** From the kitchener Record…   NewsJul 06, 2017 05:16by Terry PenderWaterloo Region Record CAMBRIDGE — Online voting is not a secure way for electors to choose a new government, says the chief technology officer of a Cambridge-based cybersecurity firm eSentire. “As a technologist and someone who […]


Mayor’s focus is on his vision for the future, ignores other possibilities: opinion by Mark Boughan

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June 9, 2017

Opinion .. Cambridge Times Editor’s note: This is an open letter to Mayor Doug Craig, submitted to the Times in response to the mayor’s comments during this week’s planning and development committee meeting regarding the “Gaslight District” proposal. We’ve never met. I don’t know you and you don’t know me. That’s why it bothers me […]


HACKING DEMOCRACY proves your vote can be stolen without a trace. Watch it here.

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June 6, 2017

Published on Sep 22, 2016 The film the voting machine corporations don’t want you to see! HACKING DEMOCRACY follows citizen investigators as they prove America’s votes can be stolen without a trace. Their mission climaxes in a duel between the Diebold corporation’s voting machines and a computer hacker – with America’s democracy at stake. To […]


Why London Changed to Ranked Ballots: TVO The Agenda

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May 30, 2017

Air Date: May 17, 2017 Length: 16:34 About this Video Earlier this month, London became the first city in Canada to ditch the first-past-the-post system. When the city heads to the polls in 2018 for its municipal election, it will use ranked ballots, where voters will choose candidates in order of preference. Josh Morgan, London […]


London, Ont., votes to become 1st Canadian city to use ranked ballots

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May 4, 2017

Voters will pick their top choice for candidate and rank other choices CBC News Posted: May 02, 2017 8:57 AM ETLast Updated: May 02, 2017 11:56 AM ET London, Ont., has made history as the first Canadian city to decide to move to a ranked ballot for its next municipal election. A ranked ballot means […]


SHAME ON YOU MIKE DEVINE ( Hespeler Councillor) also voted for electronic voting..

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April 24, 2017

Mike Devine, Hespeler Councillor also voted for internet and telephone voting..  {Remember this come Election Time, Hespeler}.. I did send him an email prior to the vote showing him numerous sites that clearly state how unsafe this method of casting a ballot is. DID HE LISTEN?.. Did he even bother to respond.. NO IS THE […]


Mike Mann, ( Preston Councillor) voted for ELECTRONIC VOTING… based on “Staff Recommendation”..

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April 23, 2017

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE CTV INTERVIEW   to……Mike Mann, Preston Ward Councillor: As you are well aware we went before Council to give council an idea of why internet voting is not a good way for our City to vote in 2018. We heard what you had to say and  we seen your interview […]


For those who are unable to attend City Hall April 18th { Re: Electronic Voting Issues}

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April 15, 2017

To those unable to attend Tuesday’s council meeting.   Please consider emailing the City Clerk and City Council with your concerns regarding the use of Electronic Ballots in the 2018 Municipal Election.   clerk@cambridge.ca   council@cambridge.ca   { I am including a sample letter, you’re welcome to copy and use.. It’s simple and to the […]


Cambridge residents living near TCE contamination fear health problems

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April 14, 2017

Tracy Hipel of Cambridge is seen in his backyard earlier this year. The shed behind him houses a soil vapour extraction unit. He has to ensure clear access to the shed at all times as an employee visits the shed twice a week. Hipel has acted as an advocate for many in the neighbourhood in […]


Residents want answers about ongoing TCE contamination in Cambridge

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April 13, 2017

Tracy Hipel of Cambridge is seen in his backyard earlier this year. The shed behind him houses a soil vapour extraction unit. He has to ensure clear access to the shed at all times as an employee visits the shed twice a week. (Kate Bueckert/CBC) The city has to take ownership of the residents … […]


NEVER DOUBT WHAT A SMALL GROUP OF COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN DO

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April 12, 2017

DOUG CRAIG AND HIS CONTROL ISSUES.

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April 11, 2017

{ it’s time for Super Man to hang up his cape} unchallenged Power does strange things to people.. * HE NOT ONLY CONTROLS OUR CITY… * HE CONTROLS WHO GETS HIRED… * HE HAS 90% CONTROL OVER CAMBRIDGE COUNCIL… * HE HAS 100% CONTROL OVER STAFF… * HE NOW HAS A ” CODE OF CONDUCT” […]


An email I sent to Cambridge Clerk DiLullo and Cambridge Council.. ( so far no one has acknowledged receiving said email)

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April 10, 2017

INCLUDED HERE:   Plenty of Evidence to justify  PAPER BALLOTS / HAND COUNTED for the 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION Posting this so Council can’t say, they didn’t know the risk with ELECTRONIC VOTING.. From: Debbie Vitez <debbievitez@hotmail.com> To: “clerk@cambridge.ca” <clerk@cambridge.ca>; Michael Di Lullo <DiLulloM@cambridge.ca> From: Debbie Vitez <debbievitez@hotmail.com> Sent: April 8, 2017 2:38 PM To: council@cambridge.ca […]


A federal committee has recommended against national Internet voting.

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April 9, 2017

editors note: If the feds and the provinces don’t trust it.. Why are our Elected Officials insisting we use it..? Electronic voting in Canada From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Federal elections and provincial elections use paper ballots, but electronic voting has been used since at least the 1990s at the municipal level. Committee reports and […]


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